Rafa vs. hard courts

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Just because he won his first hard court major doesn’t mean that Rafa is happy about the number of hard court tournaments on the tour.

“This calendar I am playing with this surface — hard court surface — is tougher than grass or clay for the body, and all the time we are playing more on this surface,” said Nadal, who beat Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2 for his first Australian Open title Sunday.

“In my humble opinion, we have to change that a bit more,” the Spaniard said. “I can say that because I won a grand slam on hard (courts).”

“Before if I say that, a lot of people think ‘He wants to change because he’s a clay player.’ But believe me, I don’t think anything about if I am a clay court player or not.

“When I say this, I think about the best for the players and for the future. It’s not possible to have a lot of injuries on tour like this. So we have to try to change something.”

3 Responses

  1. Babz says:

    Oh man. I totally worded this article in the same way, and gave the same quote.


  2. miri says:

    I promise I didn’t copy from you!

  3. Babz says:

    Of course you didn’t! I was just remarking LOL. It’s funny how we keep writing the same things XD